In our last match against U Mumba, we were defeated for the first time by them in the VIVO PKL. We were fighting an uphill battle since the early all-out on us. We showed great fighting spirit in a game which they won by a margin of 10 points. Sachin Tanwar was the top scorer for us as he added 8 points to his name and grabbed the raider of the match award.
After an off night against the mighty U Mumba, we will look to pick ourselves up against the reigning MVP of the VIVO PKL in Pradeep Narwal. Our cover duo of Parvesh Bhainswal and Sunil Kumar will have to be at the top of their games against the offense of Patna. This will be our first encounter with them since last year's final and we will be looking to change the outcome of this match in our favour. Both teams are sitting in the second position of their respective zones. We kick off the last Inter-zone challenge week against Patna Pirates and will be looking to bounce back after a defeat against U Mumba and keep our hopes of clinching the top spot in Zone A alive.
Battle within the Battle: Parvesh Bhainswal vs. Pradeep Narwal
The reigning MVP of VIVO PKL has shown no slack in his form. He is playing like the top raider from last season and has already added 11 Super 10s to his name in this season. He will be a force to reckon with. The performance of our cover defender Parvesh Bhainswal has been improving consistently every match. Tonight, he will have a giant task to stop one of the top raiders in the VIVO PKL.
Our captain has been at the centre of all our defensive performances. Together with Parvesh Bhainswal, they have become the best cover duo of the VIVO PKL 6. They both have scored 107 tackle points, which is better than any other cover duos. Sunil Kumar will play an essential role in stopping Pradeep Narwal.
The young corner defender has been learning a lot from veteran players of the team. He has been an active player on the corner for us and will have to play equally well against an excellent offence of Patna Pirates. He will have to contribute to the defence and help out Parvesh and Sunil with the raiders of Patna.
VIVO PKL 6, Match 87: Patna Pirates Vs Gujarat Fortune Giants, 8 PM IST
Venue: THYAGARAJ SPORTS COMPLEX, DELHI
Broadcast: Star Sports Network